Life Crisis Center

Organization Description

Life Crisis Center provides legal services for low-income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Legal services include representation, courtroom advocacy, emergency room accompaniment, emergency legal accompaniment, and victim rights assistance. Life Crisis Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting healing for individuals and families through crisis intervention and violence prevention services. 

Program Details

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Program Website: Online Contact Form

Program Description:

Legal Services and Representation: Life Crisis Center provides legal representation for eligible victims of intimate partner violence, at low or no cost.

Court Advocacy/Accompaniment Program: Our Advocates can provide you with short term and long term safety planning, along with information and referral. Advocates can help to empower and encourage you to make well informed decisions on your own.

Safety Planning: A safety plan is a personalized and practical plan for reducing the risk of being hurt. It helps you to identify things you can do to better protect you and your children at home, school, work, and in the community. Your safety plan can change at any time, it is an evolving process based upon your individual situation.  

Court Advocacy/Accompaniment: LCC Advocates can describe what can be expected during court proceedings and help you navigate your way through the court system. They can provide you with information about the court case, including civil restraining orders and criminal protective orders, to help you make informed decisions. A court advocate does not provide legal advice or represent you in court.

Life Crisis Center advocates provide short and long term court advocacy and accompaniment, information, and referral. A court advocate does not provide legal advice or represent you in court but can provide you with information about the court case and help you navigate your way though the court system, including civil restraining orders and criminal protective orders. An LCC advocate can help you by providing:

Courtroom advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence in protective order hearings.

  • Emergency room accompaniment for Rape and Domestic Violence Victims.
  • Accompaniment to the Commissioner's' Office and to interviews with Law Enforcement
  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statements
  • Assistance with Maryland Injuries Compensation Board Application

Additional services include high quality therapy free of charge, safe accommodation, and a family visitation center.


Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 410-749-4357
Online intake form URL: Contact Form
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours: 24/7
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 410-749-4357
Cost or fee (describe): Free or low cost, no one will be turned away for inability to pay
Eligibility-residence-county: Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties
Eligibility-income: MLSC Client Income Eligibility Guidelines
Services
Divorce: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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